by Sharon R. on
So...I know there are a good deal of bad reviews out here, but I agree with one reviewer who said it is what you make of it. We went with a large group for a birthday celebration. They were able to seat all of us (24 people) in the open air atrium, which proved to be quite festive for the occasion. The small plates at Cellar 56 were good..but they are small plates...so be warned. We went upstairs to dance and had a great time. Again...our group was fun and we were not looking to be entertained by the people there. The guys had a sports bar to hang....so everyone had fun and a place to be comfortable. The girls had a blast dancing...the music was perfect. It ended up being a great location for everyone...and the entire group had a great time. I almost changed our plans from the reviews...but glad I didn't. Don't shoot it down simply by the reviews...If you have fun laid back people going...you WILL have fun.
by Ciera Burka on
I always loved the SOBs. vibrant atmosphere with pretty good food and amazing music. unfortunately, last Friday (March 12th 2010) we wanted to celebrate our work colleagues Birthday and we decided to do it at SOBs. It was a party of 8 people with 2 guys and 6 women (I'm giving this info cause I know it is really important for "some" clubs to have more women than men- so I thought we had favorable one at this point). We showed up at the door at exactly 6:58pm cause we knew there is no cover for females before 7pm. unfortunately we were informed that the sign (piece of paper on the window) was changed and we are not eligible for no-cover entrance. I tried to talk to hostess and explain her that we are pretty sizable party and we are here for BDay celebration. Hostess directed us to super rude cashier who was "drunk" with power that she can "rule" us out. She said its 4 min after 7pm and she will not let us in. I mentioned that we are discussing this matter for over 6 min now and we actually WERE at the door before 7pm and that we are 8people and we are here to celebrate BDay. nothing helped. So we decided to go to another place and spend our money there. I work for hospitality business for almost 10 years so there is quick math for SOBs: cover charge: 8*$15= $120 we left (so $0) no cover charge: (cost of: 6 females*15=$90), earnings of: 8 people celebrating Bday: 2 drinks per hour, 5 hours (7pm-12am), average 10 dol per drink: 2*5*8*$10=$800. AT LEAST. sales $800-$90 (no cover)=$710. I'm not including the food which planned to purchase. The bottom line is that we really were excited to celebrate at SOBs. The Bday girl was hugely disappointed and it was sort of heart wrenching when we decided to leave. But this practice was really uncalled for and is unacceptable in high competition market. Just to add: it was pouring outside at that time. nonetheless SOBs staff was heartless and told us to leave.